MIKE HOFFMAN, a nationally-recognized expert in non-profit management, serves as Chairman of Changing Our World, Inc. Mike has over fifteen years experience with not-for-profit organizations. He served as Executive Vice President of External Affairs for the Franciscan Health Partnership, Inc., a Catholic healthcare system with assets over $1.1 billion, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation, Inc. a multimillion-dollar international healthcare foundation that serves the poor. He is an expert on fundraising, the business of communication, corporate strategy and organization.
While with Franciscan, Mike built a team of committed and talented employees who took a $4 million per year system-wide Foundation and turned it into a $25.5 million per year powerhouse. Hoffman and his small development staff built a national endowment from $0 in 1994 to $24.8 million in 1998. They successfully completed a $65 million capital and endowment campaign, making the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation one of the first healthcare system foundations to raise that sum through a unified campaign. Recently, Mike was asked to share the secrets of his success at the prestigious Salzburg Seminar. There he took students, representing countries from around the world, through a step-by-step guide to developing a foundation, creating effective boards and fundraising successfully. Mike also serves as chairman of the board of trustees for the ePhilanthropy Foundation.
Mike has been called upon to share his organizational strategy and motivational skills with varied organizations in the United States and abroad. The United States Agency for International Development has used Hoffman to bring his high-energy fundraising management style to post-Communist countries. Today, there are successful foundations operating in Warsaw, Poland and Zadar, Croatia. Mike's affiliations include serving as Trustee on the Warwick Savings Bank Foundation, the National Catholic Community Foundation, and the Oncology Nurses Society Foundation. He is a consultant to the United States Agency for International Development. Mike is a graduate of West Point and has Masters Degrees in Human Relations from Webster University and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mike and his wife, Maggie, have three children, Siobhan, Michael, and Shannon.